Where to swim in Murten

It’s Friday! And on Fridays during the summertime we are pleased to feature great information from our guest bloggers on swimming around Switzerland. I hope you have been able to get out and discover a new place or two to swim around Switzerland.

Today we venture back west, and into the Canton of Fribourg. Irish born writer, Clare O’Dea takes us to her favourite Badi along the Lake of Murten. 

Where is your favourite Badi?

My favourite Badi is on the Lake of Murten/Morat in the town of Murten in Fribourg. 

Opening hours and entry price?

9am to 9pm in high season, changes to 9.30am to 7pm from mid-August to mid-September.  Adults 6.00, Children aged 6-15 years 4.00

Best way to get there?

There are twice hourly S-Bahn connections from Lausanne, Bern, Neuchâtel and Fribourg to Murten/Morat. Parking is no problem for those arriving by car. The Murten exit is on the A1 Autobahn between Bern to Lausanne.


What sets your Badi apart from the rest?

I have a real soft spot for Murten so I’ll grab any excuse to go there. It’s a walled medieval town on the ‘Fribourg Riviera’ with lovely views over the lake. Stone steps and cobbled lanes lead down to the lake promenade which is a great place for a stroll. The Badi, within walking distance of the town and the promenade area, is green and spacious with lots of shade and plenty to keep children occupied, including a slide and seesaw in the lake. The 50-metre pool is wheelchair accessible.   


Anything yummy to try on the menu?

I’ve only ever had the mixed salad here, which is a generous serving. The menu is reasonably priced with plenty of ‘Fitness’ and half-portion options – good for a hot day. 

One thing you never go to the Badi without?

My children! Which means lots of fun but no reading. I dream of going somewhere like this solo one day with a good book. But I’ll probably miss all the action when that time comes. 

Tell us a little about yourself:

Some things have come full circle in my life. I’m one of three sisters and the mother of three girls. I was raised bilingual (Irish and English) and I now live in a bilingual town – Fribourg. And I just worked out that I’ve lived half my adult life in Switzerland. The first half was in Dublin. For most of my career I’ve worked as a journalist. Last year my first nonfiction book – The Naked Swiss: A Nation Behind 10 Myths – was published by Bergli Books. 

Thanks Clare for sharing your favourite place to swim in Switzerland. You can find out more about Clare on her website, and her book, “The Naked Swiss: A Nation behind 10 Myths” is available from Amazon and other retailers. 

Check out the other locations to swim in Switzerland in our summer series "My Badi" 

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